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parent's younger sibling
Kanji 1367

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Synopsis

Find out how two ancient Chinese brothers influenced current Japanese terms for “uncle” and “aunt,” lending them amazing specificity (though the terms don’t distinguish actual relatives from those close to the family). Decide whether 叔 has an inherent gender. Learn what to call a woman if you want to annoy her. And see why a type of fish is named “old man.”  

 

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Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 1367 on 叔, "parent's younger sibling," titled "A Monkey's Uncle"
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JOYO ON-YOMI
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JOYO KUN-YOMI
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RADICAL又 (29: again)
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